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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817145132 seems to have more favorable reviews, but I would go for one that has Firewire as an option.  Firewire is actually faster in real world data transfers:

USB2.0 vs Firewire speed
http://www.usb-ware.com/firewire-vs-usb.htm
http://www.digit-life.com/articles/usb20vsfirewire/
http://www.cwol.com/firewire/firewire-vs-usb.htm

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ok, this is the motherboard that I have
http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/products.php?categories=1&model=4
it doesnt have a firewire though
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Yes it does - I have the same motherboard.  IEEE1394 is Firewire, and there is a bracket for the back that attaches to a connector on the motherboard.

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almost all of the firewire Enclosures from newegg suck in the reviews
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check if it is Atapi compatible, then you can also use it for cd and dvd drives
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yes thanks a lot Callandor, that one seems to be nice! well it wont matter if it doesnt have a fan?
I always leave my computer on 24/7 so I really dont want all of my data to get corrupted
because of an overheat problem!
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The enclosure is aluminum, so it dissipates heat using the case.  The comments left by others doesn't indicate a heat problem.

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does the firewire cable connects to the usb port?

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No, there's a separate Firewire port.  The Firewire cable has a connector with a curve on one side of the rectangular end.
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